US President Joe Biden has warned Israel that any move to occupy the Gaza Strip again would be a "big mistake". Israel has launched a bombing campaign against Hamas following an attack by the militant group. Biden stated that while it is necessary to "take out the extremists," occupying Gaza would be a mistake. He also called for the elimination of Hamas, but emphasized the need for a Palestinian authority and a path to a Palestinian state. Biden stated that US troops joining the war is not necessary and that Israel will be provided with everything they need.